Direct seeding

Direct seeded crops require less labor and tend to mature faster than transplanted crops.

In this method, plants are not subjected to stresses such as being pulled from the soil and re-establishing fine rootlets. However, they have more competition from weeds.

Depending on the land preparation method used, direct seeding can be done in two ways:

Direct seeded rice have more competition from weeds. Weeds can be controlled through the following: